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bit more chaos, so be it. we know how to rally as the country, just like sandy show ed. in order for us to get back to some way of fairness, we will have to weather the storm. the republicans think, if we push this into the new year, we will have a debate over the debt ceiling, and the leverage will be back in our court again. how do you sit? >> they have a choice right now to pass the extension of the middle-class tax cuts. they are going to cause the problem for the majority of americans by not securing economic security for the metal. i do not agree with that -- middle. i do not agree with that analysis at all. we are going to educate people. >> what about your agenda in general, going into the new year? what are the top items? minimum-wage, immigration? >> the next thing is comprehensive immigration reform. we think there needs to be a core set of economic issues that we're developing now, including the minimum wage that simmons and restoring the american middle-class. -- cements in restoring the american middle-class. we have got to fix the voting in this country. people are
storm sandy. and now we have the charity, troops need you, working to get our troops the things they need most. >> great to be back. >> shannon: we like to tell folks what is so unique, there are a lot of great charities that send care packages and things that are always welcome. but you try to find out the specific needs of what the guys and gals need and make sure they get that. tell us about what have you here. i understand, this is a focus on afghanistan. >> that's right. we say, go beyond the care package. i served in iraq and afghanistan. i saw thousands of care packages, laying around and also going out with units that had specific mission needs, equipment they need for survival in a lot of cases that they don't have for various reasons. i thought, let's channel that time and energy from the care packages to get the mission essentials, supplies and equipment that they need. we are supporting marines in western afghanistan. a gunnery sergeant contacted us and said, i have 115 men in 10 outposts, they are really remote. a lot of them don't have the perimeter security they n
this morning as we check in on some of the hardest-hit victims of hurricane sandy and see how they offered thanks this weekend while surrounded by destruction. >>> from nbc news in washington, the world's longest-running television program, this is "meet the press." with david gregory. >>> president obama doing his part for the economy over the weekend out holiday shopping as part of small business saturday, picking up several children's book at an independent bookstore iypÑarlington. >>> meanwhile, uncertainty in the middle east. more clashes in egypt over the weekend as police use tear gas this morning to disburse protesters in cairo. i want to start there. we have "new york times" columnist david brooks and our own andrea mitchell. andrea, this is because president morsi has seized power, a day after brokering a cease-fire between israel and hamas, he is now consolidating power. how worry side the administration about it? >> very worried, but they are very, very cautious because he is their new point of leverage really with hamas. he is the future, they thought, of trying to negotiate
, particularly solar. as we know from super storm sandy, there were people out of power for weeks and weeks. that is a way to help people deal with an increase in the friday and ferocity of storms that will damage our -- the variety and ferocity of stores that will damage our communities on the eastern seaboard. we need to be prepared to deal with that. >> i just want to go back when quickset into what this gentleman raised. to increase the number of minorities in teaching, we have to lift of the teaching profession. we have to make teaching something people value and one to go into. there is criticism about unions and a lot of low morale among the teaching profession. we need to do more to encourage young people and people in inner cities to go into teaching. teach for america is not a long- term solution. it is free people from the outside into inner-city. we need to get people in the inner cities to go into teaching and serve their own communities. we need to do a lot more training around cult throw competency -- cultural compotencies around teachers. there was a criticism of the demogra
sandy, we must give more. and peter sums it up nicely, i'm giving on giving tuesday. thank you so much for your tweets. send your charitable tweets to @alexwitt. >>> catalog shopping becoming the rage. back then, direct sales were growing do growing double the rate of stores. this is back in 1988. >> americans were flooded with 12 billion catalogs this year. the average household receives 50 annually. the number has tripled in eight years with no end in sight. >> there are catalogs and circulation that has fallen due to increase in postage. it's time now for the big three and today's topics, second term, part one. second term, part two. let's bring in my big three panel. doug haddaway, erin mcpike, and robert traynum. i've had my coffee and i'm ready to go. erin, what do you think in terms of the president's top three goals in the second term? >> i don't know about three but i think aside from the very obvious, which is to strike some sort of big deal on the fiscal cliff and get some sort of entitlement reform, the big three is immigration reform. obviously he didn't talk much about it
into a deal and governors hit hard by superstorm sandy or wanting more if federal aid to come to them through a potential deal. whatever agreement it made to avoid the fiscal cliff, it's going to be worth a lot of money and now is the time that groups are stepping up to see if they can get in on some of that. >> all right, everyone wants a little piece of the action and everyone wants fiscal restraint and they all wan their own-- >> hey, if you cut the other programs, the ones that don't involve me, that's better. >> what's the deal that gets done? do the middle class obviously gets extended, bush tax cuts. 250 and under. what gets done above that? >> well, remember joe biden telegraphed the idea na he likes the 1 million mark and president obama had 200-- >> 250,000 as everyone and we were talking to small business owners on the show saying that $250,000 that's the small business owners not the rich at 250,000, employing a number of employees so we'll see. >> alisyn: more on that later. yoeigh in and we have a lot to tell you about overseas, the muslim brotherhood calling for massive protest
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